Basic Kayaking Class
Our basic two-hour kayaking class will teach you what you need to know to buy or rent a sea kayak and get the maximum of SAFE enjoyment from the boat.
We start with the basic elements (how to properly get into a kayak, the forward paddle stroke, steering techniques) and build out from there to include bracing techniques, and rescue techniques using a paddling partner, then a solo rescue using a paddle-float.
The class includes all equipment; just bring a dry change of clothes and any personal effects (water, hat, etc), and we'll take care of the rest. Classes are scheduled for Friday nights 6 to 8pm and Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 in summer. Fee is $75 per person, including all equipment.
If you have a group of at least 3 people and want to schedule a private class, contact us to find a mutually agreeable date and time.
Classes are taught on Big Bear Lake, a quietwater lake a quarter mile west of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Meet at the lake at your scheduled class time and we'll have everything there ready for you.